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Why Do Your Teeth Need Fluoride?

Posted on 3/20/2019 by Henry Cuttler DDS
Why Do Your Teeth Need Fluoride?Whenever you look at any type of dental product, you will likely notice that there is an abundance of fluoride on every product. This includes toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even flossers that have it added on to them.

Why is that? What is it about fluoride that is so important when it comes to optimal oral health? Understanding that will give you a better understanding of how to care for your teeth not only now, but also in the future.

What Fluoride Offers Your Teeth

Fluoride is everywhere when it comes to oral hygiene products. That is for very good reason. The fluoride helps to coat your teeth and protects them against tooth decay. Fluoride is even added to drinking water that comes from nearly all municipalities across the United States. You don't taste it, but it is constantly working to help improve your oral health whenever you drink that tap water.

You want to make sure that you are using dental products that have fluoride in them, especially if you are more prone to cavities than others. The more you get, the healthier your teeth will be. There is a limit on how much you should have. If you have too much, it can lead to you facing problems like stomach aches and such, so you should know your limits. However, by just keeping up with your oral hygiene routine, and drinking lots of tap water, you should not even come close to that limit.

If you want to learn a little bit more about the benefits your teeth get from fluoride, then give our office a call. Schedule your next cleaning with us and ask us what it does at the appointment. While performing your exam and cleaning, we can explain how much fluoride is able to add to your teeth and overall oral health.
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